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The Rightmove research indicated that prospective buyers want to know the configuration of rooms in a house and to understand the flow of the property. Having room dimensions on the floor plan was deemed the most important feature. Buyers felt that floor plans were more definitive than photographs which could be deceptive.

I could not agree more. As often as I am looking at real estate on line, I come across so few floor plans as part of the marketing, and sadly the ones that have come up have been so small as to be unreadable. This means I have to spend a good amount of time flipping from picture to picture to try to determine how the flow is and if I can improve it with minor modification. For example, I would gladly consider a 1.5 bath property if there was a hall bath next to the master bedroom to piggy back the plumbing off of for a master bath, and of course room in the master to put it in. I would think this would be critically important for those selling by owner, since people need more encouragement to "bother" a seller for a tour.

As we prepare our residence for sale, I will absolutely be looking for a way to incorporate a floor plan with my marketing, be it via an agent or FSBO.

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